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  • She was evidently rather annoyed at his demands upon her for expressions of love, and could not quite understand what he meant by repeating the same thing over in so many different ways; but what she was quite clear about was a longing for a white "Paduasoy" -- whatever that might be; and six or seven letters were principally occupied in asking her lover to use his influence with her parents (who evidently kept her in good order) to obtain this or that article of dress, more especially the white "Paduasoy."

    Cranford

  • The white "Paduasoy" figured again in the letters, with almost as much vigour as before.

    Cranford

  • Paduasoy and hanging sleeves? why, hang the gipsy herself! —

    Old Mortality

  • Paduasoy gown; and then, as ladies will, when their hand is once in, added first one thing, then another, till there was quite a large bundle.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • No portion of her hair was visible under the thick folds of muslin and point of Alençon which covered her head, and were themselves half hidden by a hood of black Paduasoy; but in a glass-case in her cabinet, among other relics of which I may have presently to speak, she kept a quantity of the most beauteous chestnut tresses ever beheld.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • Holberton looking triumphant, Mr. T---- very proud; and there stood the page of the Album, dressed in his Paduasoy gown, with eyes fastened on the book, according to orders, while he supported its gorgeous case in his arms.

    The Lumley Autograph

  • -- Paduasoy and hanging sleeves? why, hang the gipsy herself!

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • I'll be as good as my word; and I have an old Paduasoy, besides, you can perhaps do something with it. "

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • {Paduasoy = a strong corded or gros-grain silk fabric, traditionally associated with Padua, Italy} "Still, Mr. Howard," observed that lady; "I really cannot see why you should resent the insinuation so warmly.

    The Lumley Autograph

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  • It was pretty to see from the letters, which were evidently exchanged with some frequency between the young mother and the grandmother, how the girlish vanity was being weeded out of her heart by love for her baby. The white "Paduasoy" figured again in the letters, with almost as much vigour as before. In one, it was being made into a christening cloak for the baby. It decked it when it went with its parents to spend a day or two at Arley Hall. It added to its charms ... ''Cranford''

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    March 20, 2010